Category Archives: South West

Bursaries for young and emerging artists at the Dartmoor Arts Project Summer School

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Group teaching at the Dartmoor Arts Project

The Dartmoor Arts Project, which takes place in Drewsteignton from July 22-28, is offering bursaries to young and emerging artists and those with limited finances to join the summer school this year. Bursaries cover up to 50% of the summer school fees.

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Dartmooor Arts Project returns for sixth summer school of arts engagement and involvement

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The Dartmoor Arts Project Summer School in action

Dartmoor Arts Project is hosting its sixth annual summer school in and around Drewsteignton this coming July. Last year’s summer school was full to capacity with over 120 artists, architects, printmakers and performers joining the school from all over the country and further afield. This year’s summer school has new courses on offer as well as some of the more well known ones.

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Sites announced for RedBall tour in Torbay, Plymouth, Exeter, Weymouth & Portland and London

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Kurt Perschke's Redball will tour the South West

This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke is bringing his celebrated art project, the 15 foot inflatable RedBall to the UK. Co-produced by Torbay Council and The Dartington Hall Trust, it arrives on the streets of the English Riviera in Torbay in June.

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Award-winning theatre explores rehabilitation, re-offending and penal reform

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Release: physical performance at Dartington explores hat happens after an offender has served prison time

An award-winning theatre production entitled Release is premiering at Dartington Hall on Thursday, 24 to mark the launch of a new project to help ex-offenders, ahead of a national tour.

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Sinopticon: contemporary chinoiserie in contemporary art (review)

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Laura White at Sinopticon in Plymouth

There was a giddy sense of occasion as our party of seven academics in search of culture and free drinks entered the atrium of the Plymouth City Museum. We arrived as the opening speeches were progressing and huddled under the Chinese flag dresses, trying not to giggle too overtly as we were jostled intermittently by a large robot triffid.

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Cornucopia of inspiraton and imagination – the Appledore Visual Arts Festival

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Pete Ward art at the Appeldore Visual Arts Festival

The annual Appledore Visual Arts Festival is a cornucopia of inspiration and imagination, a four-day celebration of the best of visual arts with an impressive range of exhibitions, workshops, art-creation events, talks and walks to stimulate and excite everyone.

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